July 30 roundup

by Walter Olson on July 30, 2010

  • Hilton Head dispute over pet turkeys leads to $4.25 million verdict [Island Packet via Lowering the Bar]
  • “Lucasfilm lightsaber legal threat letter sells for $3,850″ [BoingBoing, earlier]
  • Raw milk: “If The Government Says That It’s Not About Freedom, Then It’s Just NOT” [Ken at Popehat vs. L.A. Times]
  • Dell “failed to stress” accounting disclosure. SEC: that will be $100 million [TJIC]
  • Dodd-Frank dubbed “Lawyers’ and Consultants’ Full Employment Act of 2010″ [Mark Perry, WSJ Law Blog]
  • “Did liberal judges invent the standing doctrine? An Empirical Study of the Evolution of Standing, 1921-2006″ [Ho/Ross, Stanford Law Review]
  • Office of Connecticut AG Blumenthal doesn’t emerge with glory from fertility doctor case [Pesci]
  • Massachusetts high court tosses 125-year-old rule: owners now face wider liability for snow/ice hazards [Globe]

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1 captnhal 07.30.10 at 6:27 am

In regard to the snow removal article I read the following: “The SJC said its rules take effect immediately and will also apply retroactively to pending lawsuits.”
How is it legal to change the rules retroactively? Doesn’t this make defendants financially responsible based on rules that didn’t exist at the time of the incident?

2 Aaron Worthing 07.30.10 at 11:12 am

Another link post that you guys can feel free to delete after you check out the link.

Drunk driver sues bar for selling him alcohol.

http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202463775081

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